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Medellín, Colombia
Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
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Learn the true story of Pablo Escobar on a half-day, small group tour of Medellin and Comuna 13 that explores his early days, time in prison, dramatic escape, and death, as well as the impact of drug cartels on the local community. You'll hear stories from the years when drug cartels ruled the city, visit the grave sites of the Escobar family, and see the extraordinary recovery and street art of Comuna 13, with all transport by climate-controlled minivan.
  • Half-day Pablo Escobar tour of Medellin
  • Discover a once-dangerous neighborhood with an inspiring story
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people
  • Pickup and drop-off at a central location
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Ask about upgrade to private tour for extra USD 70 if you are solo signed in 12 hrs before tour
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
if 12 hours before there is only 1 person signed, tour will be canceled and fully refunded.
Parque Lleras , Parque Lleras, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

meet up address is carrera 38 # 9 A -26 in Park Lleras in El Poblado (DONDE AQUELLOS bar) at 9 AM

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guides are required to wear masks
  • Travelers are required to wear masks
  • Private groups, no interaction with other travelers
  • Guides: Temperature is measured at the beginning of each working day
  • Periodic disinfection of vehicles
  • Use of antibacterial gel and alcohol
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Medellin City Services
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour.

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Great Info!
Nelly_A
, Aug 2021
This was a great tour and would do it again in a heartbeat. Our tour guide Carlos is an ex police officer during Pablos time that is very knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Nelly_A, Many thanks for the comment, our guides are experts and the cop in this case is perhaps the best guide in the city. Will be nice guide you again soon, please let us know. Looking forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
star-5
Awesome tour
Markus_H
, Jul 2021
The tour with Nicolai was really amazing! His Englisch was really good and he had a lot of background knowledge and may interesting Storys. We really enjoyed, and can recommend this tour. Greetings from Freiburg (Germany)
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Markus_H, Many thanks for the review, it`s great to know you recommend this tour because it was really amazing. We will be pleased to assist again soon, please let us know when. Looking forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A must do tour when visiting Medellin.
Linda_L
, May 2021
The whole tour is memorable to me. From the time we got on the bus our tour guide was very pleasant and informative. We received door to door service.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Linda_L, Thanks so much for the comment, means a lot to us. We do manage to be as pleasant and informative as possible, with professional qualified bilingual guides. So glad you have enjoyed. Please let us assist again on your next visit! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
star-5
Well worth the money. Great experience.
Joel_J
, Mar 2021
Great tour and worth the money. The tour guide was so patient and helpful. I definitely recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Joel_J, Thanks a lot, we love to hear you definitely recommend the tour since guide was so patient and helpful. Will be an honor to assist again soon! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
star-5
A great way to see the best sites in a short time!
scottraff2001
, Jan 2020
This was a great tour which included many of the best sites of Medellin. We were short on time and this was a great way to see as much as possible in a short time. It doesn’t seem rushed too which was great. First off, we were lucky to have a tour guide (Wilson) who was so enthusiastic about the tour. He really got into character at times and really gave us a fantastic experience. A local who was able to share with us details specific to the the tour but also his own experiences of Medellin over the past 20 years. It was a great insight into Pablo Escobar but also the city of Medellin, how it was affected and how it is prospering. The tour is also a great way to see the city. I can’t recommend the tour Or Wilson highly enough.
star-5
I had a lot of fun on my Escobar tour...
Cathleen M
, Nov 2017
I had a lot of fun on my Escobar tour. If you're expecting scenes from Narcos, you might be disappointed. But for me it was awesome to see this stuff in real life. I enjoyed every site and I found the drive around Medellín to be very pleasant and beautiful. My guide Julio was great. And if you're in Colombia and are upset upon hearing Spanish, then you shouldn't come. Tour is good for open-minded, interested people.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Positives: 1. The guides (1...
Natty
, Nov 2017
Positives: 1. The guides (1 Italian female, 1 Colombian male) are very personable and nice Areas of improvement: 1. The tour is listed as 4-5 hours. It is not. It is 6-8 hours. 2. The guides did not seem knowledgable / couldn’t answer questions 3. The tour is 85-90% in Spanish (minimal English)

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